Tuesday, July 17, 2012

A Biking Milestone

My kiddo mastered riding his bike this week. He had such a fear of falling that he wouldn't allow himself to pedal fast enough to gain balance. We have been working on riding his bike for 3 years.   I kept telling him.... if you only pedal faster you will take off and wonder what was so hard.  He kept trying..... I kept pleading.


He took off and went on down the trail and came riding back with a big grin!  "You were right! You were right!  I don't know what was so hard!" 

He finally got it and he is raring to go, so to celebrate, we went on a five mile ride on the Centennial River Trail. It was a hot ride but we went in the evening so it was doable. He loved it....


                                                              we found a huge pine tree....


  It was a six bunny ride, but we couldn't interest any 
bunnies in posing for a picture! 

  There are miles and miles of trails available in our area so that will keep us busy this summer.  I hope it is not the last time I am 'right' in his eyes!

It was a good day!



  1. Most excellent. Congratulations on getting the bike rolling.


  2. Loved that trail so much when I lived there. You are right, so many great trails to explore around the Spokane/Coeur d Alene area! Have fun!

  3. What a great story. I wonder how many of us remember what it felt like to first be able to ride a two wheeler? But I'll bet with his fear, anticipation and then joy, he will remember it to tell his grandchildren.

  4. Biking is one of the best things on Earth. Congrats to him and you, too.

  5. He's little - you've got a few more "rights" ... left.